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GPs form alliance to strengthen services in Watton and Thetford

1 on December 8, 2016, 8:04 pm

Family doctors from Watton and Thetford are to come together in a ground-breaking alliance to improve services at all three surgeries in the towns. Doctors, nurses and other staff from the Grove and School Lane surgeries in Thetford and the Watton Medical Practice will work across all three surgeries to offer more services and appointment slots. GPs from Thetford will […]

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Necton play area gets a makeover

Necton play area gets a makeover

0 on November 26, 2016, 6:00 pm

Necton Parish Council has upgraded the surface of their play area from grass to a bonded rubber mulch, extending the play season for local children. Utilising funds secured from section 106 development contributions, the Parish Council commissioned local company, Fenland Leisure, to lay green bonded rubber mulch underneath each piece of play equipment. During the installation, it came to light […]

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Around Breckland this week.

Around Breckland this week.

0 on November 24, 2016, 7:48 pm

Mundford Village Bowls Club is looking forward to easier maintenance and a smoother green following approval of a £780 match-funding grant from Breckland Council for a new roller. The Club’s sterling volunteer force has found it increasingly difficult to use the present roller which is over 40 years old and requires a minimum of six people to use and manoeuvre […]

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Breckland secures more than £400k to support isolated residents

Breckland secures more than £400k to support isolated residents

on November 18, 2016, 7:30 pm

More than £400k has recently been secured from national funding bodies to help deliver projects in Breckland which will support people who may be isolated or vulnerable. This week, it was announced that Breckland Council will receive more than £185k from Arts Council England to hold its new Silver Social arts tour (more below). The bid was submitted with support […]

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Looking towards Melton Constable, this is now the Holt Bypass.  The white house is still there by the roundabout

Norfolk Orbital Railway – appeal

1 on November 12, 2016, 4:32 pm

In August 2013, a section of railway land adjacent to the North Norfolk Railway’s station at High Kelling was purchased by the Melton Constable trust through public donation’s, this was a major acquisition in the project’s development. The ultimate aim is to link the North Norfolk Railway with the Mid Norfolk Railway thereby creating a circular rail route so you […]

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Keeping your cats safe at this time of year.

Keeping your cats safe at this time of year.

on November 10, 2016, 7:52 pm

Cats are naturally inquisitive animals and while most will enjoy happy lives free from danger, their curiosity can get them into scrapes from time to time. As a responsible cat owner, you’ll want to do all you can to protect against unfortunate incidents. You also have a legal duty of care to provide for your cat’s needs and ensure they […]

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Robertson Barracks
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Breckland Council response to proposed closure of Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley

1 on November 9, 2016, 7:03 pm

Sam Chapman-Allen, Deputy Leader of Breckland Council, said: “I was shocked and saddened to hear the news from the Secretary of State for Defence on the closure of Robertson Barracks – particularly after the MOD announced in 2013 that this site would be one of seven core UK bases set for investment, which was very much welcomed by all. “The […]

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Just one week remaining for the ‘Words and Women’s short prose competition’

Just one week remaining for the ‘Words and Women’s short prose competition’

on November 8, 2016, 8:13 pm

WORDS AND WOMEN’S SHORT PROSE COMPETITION OPEN FOR ENTRIES FROM 5th September to 15th November – New regional and national prizes… Write prose? Do you write fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction? Do you enjoy life-writing? Then enter your work for the Words And Women writing competition. National prize: £1,000 & a month’s writing residency provided by Hosking Houses Trust. Regional prize: […]

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Medicines and More . . . Are You Making the Most of Your Local Pharmacy?

Medicines and More . . . Are You Making the Most of Your Local Pharmacy?

on November 7, 2016, 7:34 pm

It’s Ask Your Pharmacist Week from 7th to 14th November and the theme is ‘Medicines and More – are you making the most of your local pharmacy?’ Pharmacists across the UK will be reminding the public about the range of services available in local pharmacies, and encouraging them to make appropriate use of NHS services. Recently The Local Government Association […]

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Breckland Cabinet member is standing down

Breckland Cabinet member is standing down

on November 7, 2016, 6:26 pm

Councillor Charles Carter is to stand down with immediate effect from his role as Executive Member for Growth at Breckland Council. Cllr Carter (Cons), who has been a member of the Council’s Cabinet since May 2015, formally resigned on 1 November. He continues in his role as Saham Toney ward member, along with Cllr John Rogers. Following this move, Councillor […]

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